TEMPLE DU SOLEIL A CUSCO. (TEMPLE OF THE SUN)

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Jacques Bellin


Temple du Soleil a Cusco. (Temple of the Sun)

Copper plate engraving, c.1756.
Image 7 1/4 x 5 7/8" (18.5 x 14.8 cm).
Good condition. B/W
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 95680
Price: $150.00
Publisher : Published by Jean Francois de La Harpe, Paris.
A nice example of Bellin’s plan of the city of Cusco at the time of it's conquest by the Spanish. This plan appeared in Prevost's "L'Histoire Generale des Voyages".

The cartographer Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was one of the most important and proficient French cartographers of the eighteenth century. He was appointed the first Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine, and also the Official Hydrographer to the French.Manuscript number in lower margin "No. 306"
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